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10 Lodash Features You Can Replace with ES2015 (ES6)

Lodash is the most depended on npm package right now, but if you’re using ES6, you might not actually need it. In this article, we’re going to look at using native collection methods with arrow functions and other new ES6 … Continue reading

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An Animated Intro to RxJS

In Reactive Animations with CSS Variables the subject of RxJS was touched. If you’re not familiar with RxJS, CSS-Tricks has nice introductory article on the subject: You might have heard of RxJS, or ReactiveX, or reactive programming, or even just … Continue reading

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Mocking Individual CSS Transform Functions using CSS Variables

In CSS we use the transform property to manage an element’s translation, rotation, and scale. As it’s one single combined property for all three possible transformations, setting transform: rotation(90deg); on an element will (re)set the values for translation and scale … Continue reading

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Deep dive CSS: font metrics, line-height and vertical-align

Line-height and vertical-align are simple CSS properties. So simple that most of us are convinced to fully understand how they work and how to use them. But it’s not. They really are complex, maybe the hardest ones, as they have … Continue reading

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Reactive Animations with CSS Variables

Despite its name, reactive animations have nothing to do with React, the framework/library/whatever it is. Rather, reactive animations can be described in terms of discrete changes caused by any number of events. The overall idea is that JS captures multiple … Continue reading

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Making accessibility simpler with ally.js

ally.js is a JavaScript library simplifying certain accessibility features, functions and behaviors. However, simply loading ally.js will not automagically make a web application accessible. The library provides certain standard functions the “web platform” should’ve provided itself, so JavaScript applications can … Continue reading

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The True Story of the “Ellen Selfie”

Talking about The Oscars, the story behind the famous “Ellen Selfie” is quite interesting: From time to time, people ask me how that selfie came to be. It’s a pretty good story of collaboration, partnership and professionalism. And these days, … Continue reading

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Did the Oscars Just Prove That We Are Living in a Computer Simulation?

The New Yorker, following the recent fuck-up at the Oscars where “La La Land” was mistakingly named as the winner for “Best Picture”: This bizarre event put one in mind of a simple but arresting thesis: that we are living … Continue reading

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Progressive Web Apps with React

Great set of articles by Addy Osmani: In this series of posts I’ll share my experience turning React-based web apps into PWAs. We’ll also cover why shipping just what users need for a route & throwing out all other scripts … Continue reading

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When Algorithms Design a Concert Hall

The auditorium of Hamburg’s newly opened concert hall, the Elbphilharmonie, looks amazing. The auditorium is a product of parametric design, a process by which designers use algorithms to develop an object’s form. In the case of the Elbphilharmonie, Herzog and … Continue reading

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